|Recent advances in fracture treatment Part 1|
This film promotes the novel (at the time) method of providing fracture patients with freedom of movement, which using the examples given, means that the patients are fit and well without further rehabilitation 'reduction, fixation' and 'continued use of the limbs'. The patients are all ordinary people who appear to have work-related injuries. They are shown recovered going about their everyday lives...
Keywords: Fractures; Fractures -- history; Fractures -- rehabilitation; Femoral Fractures
|Reduction of Colles fracture|
A film showing step-by-step treatment for Colles fracture. Metal splnts are manipulated into shape. A patient laying prone on a bed is measured for lint supports. The leg from the knee to the ankle is bandaged. A cage like splint is manoeuvred into position, secured and fixed into place. An intertitle says that Sir John Lynn-Thomas estimated the force at which the force to stretch the structures.
Keywords: Fractures; Fractures -- History; Fractures -- Rehabilitation; Colles' Fracture
|The romance of orthopaedic development - Wellcome Library|
Sir Henry (or Harry) Platt talks to Dr R. Prosper Liston, Chairman of the BMA Film Committee, about his career spanning orthopaedic and casualty surgery and reviews the progress made. 2 segments.
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Fractures -- history; Orthopedics; Medical sciences; Medicine -- History; Fractures -- history; Orthopedics; Doctors
|Recent advances in fracture treatment Part 4|
Part 4 opens with an intertitle describing 'Case 3' which lasts approximately 10 minutes this involves a man with a fracture of the tibia and fibula. X-rays illustrate the 'deformity'. In the operating theatre, the surgeon prepares the surgical bed (levers and winches are reminiscent of a D-I-Y work bench) then the leg is pinned and secured in place using plaster of paris. The patient returns to the ward and is held in traction...
Keywords: Fractures; Fractures -- history; Fractures -- rehabilitation; Prostheses and Implants; Accidents, Occupational; limb damage
|Recent advances in fracture treatment Part 2, Compound fractures|
This film opens with the intertitle 'The same plaster fixation which is necessary to immobilise the fracture, also controls the infection satisfactorily'. X-rays and then images of a damaged leg are seen with the bone protruding outward progress at 4 and 6 months is indicated via an x-ray. A female patient is seen pacing around in a garden. Another patient who has had their fingers 'dragged off' by a machine, demonstrates his mobility (he retans use of the thumb joint)...
Keywords: Fractures; Fractures -- history; Fractures -- rehabilitation; Prostheses and Implants; limb damage; Accidents, Occupational
|Recent advances in fracture treatment Part 5|
Part 5 opens with an intertitle describing 'Case 7' supracondylar fracture of humerus in child aged 5. In keeping with the other parts of the series x-rays are shown. Of interest the child is visibly restrained and anaesthetised using (presumably) ether directly onto a gamgee which is held in place. The child has cast placed around the elbow. A collar and cuff replace the cast. Case 8 is a 'mallet finger' deformity...
Keywords: Fractures; Fractures -- history; Fractures -- rehabilitation; Casts, Surgical; Elbow; Ankle; limb damage